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  • Vi
    victim*** Aug 28, 2018

    The healthcare system can target some people and try to destroy their lives. You could live in one state and be targeted all the way in another state, the way I was. The plastic surgeons may claim to have a private practice but I think they all work as a part of the healthcare system and they make certain people targets for mutilation.

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  • Vi
    victim*** Aug 28, 2018

    I don't believe that the plastic surgery testimonials are even real. Anyone could just write fake testimonials to make a doctor look good. A lot of the plastic surgeons just want to mutilate patients they target.

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  • Ta
    Taos Mar 01, 2015

    I am sorry you are not happy with your fat grafting procedure. I also know what it's like to be horrified after a procedure. When I was about 20 a Dr. (not Dr. Ptak) did what he called "Cryotherapy" treatments for very minimal acne scarring I had (I just not have obsessed about it was so minimal) The scab took 4 months to fall off when it was only supposed to take 2 days, I did not have an infection or anything of the sort, the procedure just went awry due to the fact the Dr. used an almost empty canister of liquid nitrogen and instead of a light fine mist on my face it came out in blotched and scarred me very deeply. When the scars fell off I was horrified. When I was about 34 I had a laser treatment by Dr. Ptak and saw a nice improvement, still the scars were there so I would go to his office and his nurse would do injections of collagen directly into the scars and it would look pretty good, then about 6 mos later I would go again and did that for awhile as I did not have the money for a laser and injections were a nice alternative. At about age 42 I had another laser from Dr. Ptak...more improvement, and I continued with the injections once every 6-10 months. Finally at age 52 I saw him again for another laser...Dr. Ptak suggested fat grafting and a laser. I was happy with the grafting, there was improvement, I had hoped for a little better outcome on the laser and told him so...he did another laser for me about 8 months later for a very small fee. I had a much better outcome with the 2nd laser. So, I have had a positive 20 plus year relationship with him and his office and I just thought we should show some balance here on this site. He does good work, I can attest to that. Sometimes, I did feel like he wasn't "hearing" me but I persisted and actually had him take a few minutes with me and a flashlight in a darkened room to show him my concerns...what I see in the mirror at home. He seemed to understand and did not ridicule me. Sometimes we have to make known our concerns by whatever method it takes to get our point of view across. So, once again I am sorry you are not happy and I hope you can get the results you are looking for...but don't be like me when I was in my 20's and obsess about things no one else even notices...not an easy ask I KNOW. So best wishes...but as for me, I will continue to see my Dr. Ptak who I have come to know and trust very much.

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  • Uo
    uorrro0 Sep 02, 2014

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
    here are my pictures to view on flicker

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  • Uo
    uorrro May 04, 2014

    6 malpractice lawsuits were filed against Ptak, atleast as of feb 2009. mine is not listed here.

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  • Uo
    uorrro Apr 30, 2014

    before ptak summer 2006

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  • Uo
    uorrro Apr 26, 2014

    and the surgery occurred in 2007, not 2008 2009, "sarahw81 (SEE attached operative report)


    what is wrong with you?

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  • Uo
    uorrro Apr 26, 2014

    Ptak's consent form proves the scam that Ptak is running!
    In all our conversations he stated that there were no specific risks of fat grafting. Read the yellow page under "other risks" and you will see that Ptak states that the specific risks are listed elsewhere in the preoperative packet. He always stated that there were no specific risks and NO specific risks were listed in the preoperative packet, FURTHER VERIFYING THAT THERE WERE NO SPECIFIC RISKS. It is clear that he was going out of his way to convince me that there were no specific risks of the surgery. This is a trick that he uses to get people to go forward with the surgery.
    Isn't this kind of deception a CRIME???

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  • Uo
    uorrro Apr 26, 2014

    Over the phone Ptak told me there were no specific risks of
    fat grafting. He said there would only be minor
    swelling and bruising. I spoke with him AGAIN on the phone and he told
    the same story again and again. I kept asking him and asking him about
    the risks and he kept repeating that there were no specific risks to the
    procedure, other than temporary swelling and bruising. So I paid for
    surgery and flew out to Arizona believing Ptak's lies. When I arrived
    Ptak had a somewhat long preoperative meeting with me. At the very end of the meeting Ptak acted as though this was an afterthought, "oh, by the way, you might get "a" lump"..."What do I do if I get a lump?" "Oh, I just inject it with cortizone and it goes
    away" So he made it sound like nothing. I would later find out the sad
    truth. The lumps were the main thing that I would be getting because
    they are used structurally under the skin to cause puffy skin.

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    uorrro Apr 25, 2014

    look here! Ptak's lawyer admits in this court transcript that lumps are a consequence, not a risk of fat grafting. This means that Ptak new that lumps were definitely going to occur. Not might occur like a risk.

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    uorrro Apr 24, 2014

    ptak's uniform malpractice interrogatories

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    uorrro Apr 24, 2014

    Ptak's lawyer admitted that lumps are a consequence of fat grafting here

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    uorrro Apr 24, 2014

    to see full interrogatories look at my prior postings

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  • Uo
    uorrro Apr 24, 2014

    It is too bad the pictures look fuzzy after I post them here.

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    uorrro Apr 24, 2014

    here is my picture before ptak

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  • Uo
    uorrro Apr 24, 2014

    THAT IS NOT TRUE. I did not bring up the case that lumps are a consequence DURING my lawsuit! I only made an attempt to bring it up after the case had been lost.

    Ptak only won the lawsuit because I had no lawyer and did not know what to do, and because Ptak's lawyer admitted that the lumps are a consequence of fat grafting AFTER discovery was OVER during his closing argument over summary judgment. How could I even bring anything up about this during my lawsuit when the rule states that I can't respond to the closing argument? Only after my lawsuit had been dismissed did I make an attempt to bring this up. So of course, by then it was over. What Ptak's lawyer meant was that a consequence is something that will happen, a risk is something that might happen. There are plenty more issues than just this and I am sure Ptak has done this scam on others too.

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  • Sa
    SarahW81 Apr 23, 2014

    "sarahw81 (friend or employee of Ptak probably): stop bothering me. This is the last time I will speak to you because I do not want to have to repeat myself over and over. One eye is not off. The before pictures are meant to show that Ptak diagnosed me with all kinds of crazy deformities that I simply did not have. "


    I couldn't care less who this Dr. is--the only one being repetitive is you. I gave you advice on ways to avoid and/or remedy experiencing something as you have, in the future. You post legal docs that prove nothing except you accused a medical practitioner of wrong doing. Which any one can do. If indeed what you are saying is true, the guy was insulting claimed you had a deformity which you claim not to have, then WHY DID YOU LET HIM TOUCH YOU? If I walked into ANY healthcare provider, especially if I was coming out of pocket 100% as is the case with a cosmetic procedure, I certainly would not put up with him/her being unprofessional and rude. If you're trying warn potential patients of his, it isn't going to do much without pictures of your so-called terrible result. Thus the reason no court would give you the time of day probably. Courts don't give financial remedy because a physician, or anyone else, was an abrasive ###. They don't give remedy when you're not 100% satisfied with your results, which judging by your illogical rants, you would never be. Newsflash: anything you inject or implant into your body is going to feel at least somewhat "fake", and if you can't deal with that, then be happy with what you were born with. I have participated on various cosmetic surgery forums/websites for years, and I KNOW for fact that there is a plethora of information and people who had bad experiences with fat transfers. So for you to claim you had never in your life heard of risks to this procedure makes you either crazy or intellectually lazy, which is it? Putting "risks of fat grafts and transfers" brought up 1, 300, 000 hits on Google. So stop embarrassing yourself..

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  • Sa
    SarahW81 Apr 23, 2014

    And quite frankly, I read the Arizona court doc, and the court decided that your attorneys attempt to present a risk being entirely different from a "consequence" did not hold water. And it doesn't. There HAVE been successful fat transfers. Just as there are "risks" to medications, and I'm sure someone, somewhere croaked after taking a single ibuprofen, death is obviously not a "consequence" to taking the proper dosage of ibuprofen. So I am really not sure why you are perseverating on this, YEARS later. The court doc said the procedures occurred [protected]. Move on.

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  • Uo
    uorrro Apr 23, 2014

    Ptak interrogatories
    to see full interrogatories look at my past postings

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    uorrro Apr 23, 2014

    It's victim.
    I believe that I was scammed by Ptak into giving him all my money. It
    all began when I spoke with him on the phone after reading his ad in a
    magazine. Over the phone Ptak told me there were no specific risks of
    fat grafting and THAT was the scam. He said there would only be minor
    swelling and bruising. I spoke with him AGAIN on the phone and he told
    the same story again and again. I kept asking him and asking him about
    the risks and he kept repeating that there were no specific risks to the
    procedure, other than temporary swelling and bruising. So I paid for
    surgery and flew out to Arizona believing Ptak's lies. When I arrived
    Ptak had a somewhat long preoperative meeting with me. We went over and
    over how there would be no risks other than temporary swelling and
    bruising. At the very end of the meeting Ptak acted as though this was
    an afterthought, "oh, by the way, you might get "a" lump"..."What do I
    do if I get a lump?" "Oh, I just inject it with cortizone and it goes
    away" So he made it sound like nothing. I would later find out the sad
    truth. The lumps were the main thing that I would be getting because
    they are used under the skin to cause puffy skin.

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  • Uo
    uorrro Apr 23, 2014

    sarahw81 (friend or employee of Ptak probably): stop bothering me. This is the last time I will speak to you because I do not want to have to repeat myself over and over. One eye is not off. The before pictures are meant to show that Ptak diagnosed me with all kinds of crazy deformities that I simply did not have.

    Ptak diagnosed me with periorbital fat atrophy, pseudo-hyperophthalmos,
    and very prominent eyes with, I think he wrote in his notes, a complete lack of bony and soft tissue around the eye. He told me that I did not look good at all before his surgery.
    He deceived me to believe that I was deformed by using photos taken around 1 foot from my face to make my eyes look enormous. He did so to get me to do the surgeries based on false pretenses. He also deceived me by repeatedly telling me that there were no specific risks of the surgery, and just providing a consent form that listed general risks of all surgeries, and that stated that the specific risks are listed elsewhere in the preoperative packet. No specific risks were listed elsewhere. This is all a part of his scam. Worst of all, he hid the fact that he uses lumps under your skin to make the skin puffy and feel lumpy. His lawyer admitted that lumps are a consequence, not a risk, in his oral argument. See my prior postings to view the court transcript.

    What I learned from my lawsuit: There is a legal rule that limits the number of interrogatories(written questions) you can ask in a lawsuit during discovery so make sure you are careful to ask only very important questions.

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  • Sa
    SarahW81 Apr 22, 2014

    Why would I post pictures to you, or anyone else? I don't have the issue you have, and probably would not risk having anything injected near my eyeball to begin with--not a risk I could see myself taking .How would what my eyes look like be at all relevant to the concerns you have with your own? Was there some reason you were not a candidate for Juvederm if you simply wanted a minor change/fullness ? Because one syringe is around $300-$500 depending on where you're located and is easily dissolvable with hyaluranidase if one ends up with a negative outcome-- to my knowledge most doctors prefer the smoothness of hyaluranic acid and gel (which is what juvederm is) if to the lumpiness and instability of human fat. It can last up to a year. And no offense, but what you got DX'ed with is essentially what I noticed...that one eye is "off", in lay terms. It is noticeable. I am not a physician and did not claim to be. If you didn't agree with his diagnosis, then why did you proceed?

    No matter what you look like, if you seek out a plastic surgeon, the vast majority of the time they will tell you what can be improved. Just as a car dealer probably isn't going to tell someone not to buy a new car if their current one is a year old, someone who makes a living in cosmetic surgery isn't going to gush over how "beautiful" a patient is (and this sort of thing could be construed as sexual harassment, anyway). So what exactly is the point in all the "before" pictures, and none afterwards? It's not malpractice to have not told you "nope, nothing I can improve here. Don't change a thing". Cosmetic procedures, by definition, are not medically "necessary", thus the name.

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    uorrro Apr 22, 2014

    before ptak

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    uorrro Apr 22, 2014

    before Ptak

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    uorrro Apr 22, 2014

    I would just like to see your pictures, sarahw81 compared to mine. I am not even wearing eye makeup in my pictures and yet my eyes still look beautiful compared to yours.

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    uorrro Apr 22, 2014

    I had beautiful eyes. Ptak had no right to tell me that I was deformed when I was perfect. Here
    I was that summer, shortly before Ptak scammed me. He used photos taken 1 foot from my face to make my eyes look enormous.

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    uorrro Apr 22, 2014

    Ptak diagnosed me with periorbital fat atrophy, pseudo-hyperophthalmos, and very prominent eyes. not "some drooping" I'm not sure where you came up with that
    either.

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  • Sa
    SarahW81 Apr 21, 2014

    Let me start this by saying, I've had 10+ cosmetic procedures over the last decade or so (none by that individual, I live in the south), a few actual major surgeries performed in a surgery center/ hospital setting, and a few rounds of derman fillers. So obviously I am not anti-cosmetic surgery or "on the side" of negligent physicians. HOWEVER--There are ALWAYS risks. ALWAYS. Anyone who would believe otherwise, no matter whom allegedly told them so is a fool. . You can get anesthetized for a routine rhinoplasty and die on the table. You can get infections from implants--breast, chin, cheek, lip--whatever up to and including your immune system attacking it as a foreign body. The same can (though usually to a lesser extent) happen if you are using your own biological materials for a graft, as you did. You have to weigh benefits and risks before any procedure, and there is always a chance that you can come out looking "worse". While I agree that negative side effects are somewhat downplayed due to the increasing popularity in cosmetic procedures, but I have NEVER heard of any surgeon not requiring a consent form that lists all possible outcomes, and if you are a having major surgery, up to and including death. So, it makes me wonder why that would not be the basis of your entire suit against this guy if he indeed DID NOT inform you of complications other than " a lump that can be injected".

    You have posted umpteen copies of interrogatories and personal photographs (BTW, I hope you realize his counsel can pull whatever you post on the internet to use against you, and if you were hoping to get a settlement offer, you can probably kiss that goodbye since most require a confidentiality clause. ). You come across as a young woman that was probably insecure and possibly having dysmorphic issues to begin with and this Dr.should have never touched you--I heartily agree with that. His bedside manner is probably brusque and/or arrogant (as many surgeon's are) and that put you off--you mentioned what he said about your eyes--well, plastic surgeons look for minor flaws--that's why they get paid "the big bucks", as the saying goes. Your eyes are somewhat asymmetrical .You are a cute young woman, but they are asymmetrical. There seems to be some ptosis(droop) in one lid and a surgeon is going to make you aware of that before doing any sort of procedure--because if they don't--guess what? "Dr. XXXXX made my eyes asymmetrical and he never mentioned they were like that before!!!". Having one procedure done tends to make us hyper aware of any other flaws that could have existed prior.

    Anyway---hopefully you have taken this into consideration, and know that this was NOT meant to be an attack on you. I understand how upsetting a bad outcome can be. Possibly this physician HAS been negligent to some extent, and if that is the case, hopefully it will be resolved. But be aware that your behavior (the posting of all these documents, the attacks on his physical appearance, etc) are not going to be looked at favorably by a court of law.

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    uorrro Apr 21, 2014

    interrogatories

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    uorrro Apr 21, 2014

    more interrogatories

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    uorrro Apr 21, 2014

    here are the malpractice questions in the interrogatories:

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    uorrro Apr 21, 2014

    here are more interrogatories

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    uorrro Apr 21, 2014

    It's victim. Above is the flicker web address to view more of my uniform malpractice interrogatories.
    I believe that I was scammed by Ptak into giving him all my money. It all began when I spoke with him on the phone after reading his ad in a magazine. Over the phone Ptak told me there were no specific risks of fat grafting and THAT was the scam. He said there would only be minor swelling and bruising. I spoke with him AGAIN on the phone and he told the same story again and again. I kept asking him and asking him about the risks and he kept repeating that there were no specific risks to the procedure, other than temporary swelling and bruising. So I paid for surgery and flew out to Arizona believing Ptak's lies. When I arrived Ptak had a somewhat long preoperative meeting with me. We went over and over how there would be no risks other than temporary swelling and bruising. At the very end of the meeting Ptak acted as though this was an afterthought, "oh, by the way, you might get "a" lump"..."What do I do if I get a lump?" "Oh, I just inject it with cortizone and it goes away" So he made it sound like nothing. I would later find out the sad truth. The lumps were the main thing that I would be getting because they are used under the skin to cause puffy skin.

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    uorrro Apr 21, 2014

    go here:

    flickr.com/photos/[protected]@N06/

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    uorrro Apr 21, 2014

    inter

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    uorrro Apr 21, 2014

    inter.

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    uorrro Apr 21, 2014

    uniform malpractice interrogatories

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    uorrro Apr 11, 2014

    Here I am before Ptak

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    uorrro Apr 11, 2014

    here I am before Ptak

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    uorrro Apr 11, 2014

    Here I am before Ptak.

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